|~*Sharon Marie*~ (mistressvamp) wrote,|
@ 2020-02-01 21:17:00
"-the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.
-the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.
-the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.
-the boy who never finished high school, because I got called a fag everyday.
-the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.
-the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.
-the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.
-the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.
-the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.
-not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.
-the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.
-the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.
-the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.
-the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.
-the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.
-the woman who died when the EMTs stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.
-the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didnt have to always deal with society hating me.
-the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.
-a warrior for my country serving proud, but can't be my true self because gays aren't allowed in the military.
-the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.
-the mate who cannot be for fear of being persecuted for being friends with someone who is gay.
-the person ashamed to tell my own friends I'm a lesbian, because they constantly make fun of them.
-the boy tied to a fence, beaten to a bloody pulp and left to die because two straight men wanted to "teach me a lesson."
This is the boy, Matthew Shepard. On October 7, 1998 Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson lead him to a remote area east of Laramie where they demonstrated unimaginable acts of hate. Matthew was tied to a split-rail fence where he was beaten and left to die in the cold of the night. Almost 18 hours later he was found by a cyclist who initially mistook him for a scarecrow. Matthew died on October 12 at 12:53 am at a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.